Oct 19 2018

Summit Officer Ryan Caulfield Receives Award for Valor

Pictured, from left to right: Co-President Nicholas Auletta, Security Officer Ryan Caulfield, Regional Manager Jim Bernier, and Co-President Robert Auletta

Summit Security Officer Ryan Caulfield has received the Ronald G. Hoerner Award for Valor.

While on post at a client site in Connecticut, Ryan received a report that a fire alarm had been pulled on a different floor of the building. He notified his supervisor and requested that another security officer cover his post so that he could investigate the alarm. After searching the floor on which the alarm had been triggered, Ryan located the fire in a cubicle. He immediately initiated an evacuation of the building.

Ryan, who serves as a volunteer firefighter when not on duty for Summit, realized that the fire was caused by an electrical problem. He called building maintenance and had them cut off electrical power. Then, he put out the fire with a nearby fire extinguisher.

Due to Ryan’s quick thinking, potential injuries to building occupants and serious damage to the building itself was prevented. Summit commends Ryan for his dedication and swift action.

The recipient of the prestigious Ronald G. Hoerner Award has demonstrated through an extraordinary act of service that has gone above and beyond the scope of their duties in protecting the people, property, and peace of mind of our clients.  His/her actions reflect great credit upon themselves, the company, and the security profession.

The Ronald G. Hoerner Award commemorates the life and dedicated service of Ronald G. Hoerner, a Summit security manager and 27-year veteran of the New York State Police, who died in the World Trade Center collapse on September 11, 2001, while assisting in evacuation response operations.

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